Quotes Collected During Summer 02012 Break

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Summer 02012 Break. Most recently added quotes are displayed first. [Note: The GDT::Quote collection started Summer 02012 Break with 1176 quotes.]

Hackers hack, crackers crack. If a hacker cracks, then they're a cracker.
It's easy to be void of any hacker genes, but yet be a talented cracker.
In a nutshell: Hacker good, cracker bad.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [hacker/cracker]

Is that worm a worm or is it a robot?
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [future/robotics]

Today our phone booths are disappearing. Yes, I mean that literally.
Phone booths are hard to find these days. But I also mean that
figuratively. A key challenge for Congress and for our Courts
over the next decade will be one of finding those metaphorical
phone booths, those safe spaces or times or situations in which
we may, to paraphrase Justice Stewart, be "entitled to assume
that the words" we utter and the things we do "will not be
broadcast to the world."

-- Erica Newland (?????-) {Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Democracy & Technology; more...} [freedom/privacy]

"No comment" is a comment.
-- George Carlin (01937-02008) {American comedian, actor, and author; more...} [life]

You should regard yourself as the sole author of all your
future achievements and as the grateful beneficiary of all
your past successes.

-- David Brooks (01961-) {American columnist/pundit; more...} [life]

Inspiration and work ethic -- they ride right next to each other.
Not every day you're gonna wake up and the clouds are gonna part
and rays from heaven are gonna come down and you're gonna write
a song from it. Sometimes, you just get in there and just force
yourself to work, and maybe something good will come out.

-- Jack White (01975-) {American musician; more...} [life]

I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system,
if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so.
Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.

-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [freedom/drugs]

The denationalization of education would widen the range
of choice available to parents."

-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [education]

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
-- Milton Friedman (01912-02006) {American economist; more...} [government]

The general population doesn't know what's happening,
and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know.

-- Noam Chomsky (01928-) {father of modern linguistics; more...} [life]

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is
and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself.

-- Leo Tolstoy (01828-01910) {Russian writer; more...} [life]

If every tool, when ordered, or even of its own accord, could do the
work that befits it, then there would be no need either of apprentices
for the master workers or of slaves for the lords.

-- Aristotle (00384 BCE-00322 BCE) {Greek philosopher; more...} [automation]

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was
being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.

-- Rodney Dangerfield (01921-02004) {American comedian; more...} [life]

There is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.
[contrasting real world to school]
-- Jon Stewart (01962-) {02004 commencement speech at the College William & Mary; more...} [life]

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker
that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

-- Adam Smith (01723-01790) {father of modern economics; more...} [economics]

All of our societal structures evolved in a time when we
were local in a linear world. Today we're global and in
an exponential world.

-- Salim Ismail (?????-) {founding Executive Director of Singularity University; more...} [society]

Society is not ready for the pace of change the technology is bringing.
-- Salim Ismail (?????-) {founding Executive Director of Singularity University; more...} [society]

Once you take any domain and discipline and ground it in information
properties it goes into an exponential growth path. And then nothing
will shake it off that path after that.

-- Salim Ismail (?????-) {founding Executive Director of Singularity University; more...} [exponential]

Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means
that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats.
We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

-- Helen Keller (01880-01968) {American author; more...} [politics]

Property is a nuisance.
-- Paul Erdos (01913-01996) {Hungarian mathematician; more...} [life]

The goal of every geek should be to be more like Gutenberg.
-- Jeff Jarvis (01954-) {American journalist; more...} [geekdom]

Our accepted wisdom today is that the change we are experiencing
is pushing us forward at lightening speed. But I'm coming to wonder
whether, instead, it is happening very slowly. That is, we are only
at the bare beginning of the change we will undergo and we cannot
fathom its full shape and extent.

-- Jeff Jarvis (01954-) {American journalist; more...} [future]

Some people are born on third base and go through
life thinking they hit a triple.

-- Barry Switzer (01937-) {college football coach; more...} [life]

Take your pleasure seriously.
-- Charles Eames (01907-01978) {American designer (furniture/architecture); more...} [life]

I find visits to the "Uncanny Valley" bothersome. I quickly recover,
but I suspect the visits to the uncanny valley are going to become
more frequent and increasingly bothersome.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 12 June 02012; more...} [future]

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped
and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with
other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole
universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.

-- John Muir (01838-01914) {engineer/naturalist/writer/botanist/geologist; more...} [life]

While watching a documentary on the life of John Muir,
I kept thinking of molecular nanotechnology and the
power of the very, very, very small.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; 12 June 02012; more...} [future]

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly
depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that
almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription
for disaster.

-- Carl Sagan (01934-01996) {science popularizer & communicator; more...} [life]

I get beyond excited when I think beyond today.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American living in Arizona; more...} [future]

Moore's Law and its corollaries -- our modern reality of technology
that grows ever more powerful, cheaper and miniaturized -- are integral
to the existence of SpaceX and other emerging enterprises.

-- Dan Gillmor (?????-) {"I teach, write, learn, invest, listen, advise, imagine." [technology]

The web is much more than a network of machines, it's a network of minds.
-- Eric Schmidt (01955-) {Chairman of Google; more...} [collective IQ]

The trajectory of history can only be dimly foreseen.
-- Edward O. Wilson (01929-) {from Univ. of North Carolina 02011 commencement speech; biologist; more...} [future]

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
-- Epictetus (00055-00135) {Greek sage and Stoic philosopher; more...} [life]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 14 May 02012
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